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ACADEMIC UNITS
COURSES
PERSONNEL
REFERENCE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
Calendar 6-7
Undergraduate Education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
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Graduate Education 28-
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Student Life 46-
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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
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Degrees and Certificates 70-
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ACADEMIC UNITS

Architecture 72-
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Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
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Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
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Business Administration 176-
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Education
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Engineering 208-
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Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
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Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
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Law 234-
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Medicine 237-
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Nursing 256-
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Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
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Outreach College 285-
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Public Health 289-
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ROTC Programs 293-
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Social Work
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Travel Industry Management 298-
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Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
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Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-
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COURSES

Overview 325
A - E 326-
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F - N 379-
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O - Z 427-
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PERSONNEL

Administration 484-
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Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
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Emeriti Faculty 511-
517
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
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REFERENCE

Appendix 528-
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Glossary 533-
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Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Biology

College of Natural Sciences
Dean 2
2450 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8303
Fax: (808) 956-4745
Email: biology@hawaii.edu
Web: www.biology.hawaii.edu

Faculty
A. K. Fok, PhD (Director)-cell biology
H. Ako, PhD-analytical biochemistry
D. Borthakur, PhD-molecular genetics of rhizobia, plant-microbe interaction, biotechnology
K. W. Bridges, PhD-systems ecology
R. L. Cann, PhD-molecular and evolutionary genetics
D. A. Christopher, PhD-photosynthesis, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology
S. Conant, PhD-ornithology, ecology, behavior, conservation biology
C. C. Daehler, PhD-population genetics and dynamics, breeding system, reproductive ecology, herbivore of envasive plants
H. G. de Couet, PhD-molecular cell biology and genetics
R. G. Gillespie, PhD-evolution, genetics, ecology and conservation biology of invertebrates
D. S. Haymer, PhD-molecular evolution and developmental genetics
J. A. Hunt, PhD-molecular and evolutionary genetics
D. M. Jameson, PhD-fluorescence spectroscopy; biomolecular dynamics and interactions; ribosomal proteins
R. A. Kinzie III, PhD-coral reef biology, marine ecology, limnology
T. W. Lyttle, PhD-population genetics, cytogenetics
W. C. McClatchey, PhD-ethnobotony
M. Merlin, PhD-biogeography, natural history of the Pacific
S. Robinow, PhD-developmental neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology
J. Seifert, PhD-biochemical toxicology
S. E. Seifried, PhD-macromolecular interactions, transcription factor recognition of specific DNA sequences, protein subunit assembly
C. Z. Womersley, PhD-environmental physiology, biochemical adaptation, parasitology
G. J. Wong, PhD-mating systems and biosystematics of basidiomycetes

*Graduate Faculty

Degrees Offered: BA in biology, BS in biology

The Academic Program

The Biology Program (BIOL) is a cooperative program whose faculty members are from the Biology Program and the Departments of Botany, Environmental Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant Molecular Physiology, and Zoology. It provides an academic home to students who wish to pursue a broad training in the biological sciences. 

Biology is a study of living organisms at all levels. Some students may prefer to focus on the anatomy of the cell and the chemical processes occurring in it. Others may prefer to concentrate on the physiological processes of plants or animals or on microorganisms and the roles they play in the environment or in causing disease. Students will also be introduced to the anatomy of plants and animals, their evolutionary histories, their interactions in the ecosystems in which they occur, and their behavior.

Biology may be studied as a liberal arts major, but most students plan to use it as preparation for some sort of professional work, such as aquaculture, biotechnology, dentistry, forestry, marine biology, medicine, optometry, and pharmacy. The bachelor's degree in biology is rarely adequate preparation for any of the professions to which these students aspire; one to eight years of additional training may be necessary before the person is fully qualified to practice in one of these fields. 

The biology program makes every effort to provide all of its students with broad training in the field by requiring some course work in each of the major areas of biology. This provides the best kind of background for future specialization and also introduces students to subjects with which they may not be familiar but which may be of great importance to them, either as a vocational or nonprofessional interest.

Advising

Student advising is mandatory. Prospective majors should come to Dean 2 to set up an appointment for advising immediately, so as to design a curriculum that satisfies program requirements.

Undergraduate Study

BA Degree

Requirements (C grade minimum)

  • BIOL 172, 265, 270, and 375 including all related laboratories
  • 14 credit hours in approved courses, including one each from botany, microbiology, physiology, and zoology
  • One or more laboratory courses at the 300 level or above 

Related Requirements (D grade minimum)

  • CHEM 161, 162, 272 plus laboratories and 273
  • PHYS 151 and 152 or 170 and 272 plus laboratories
  • MATH 215 or 241
  • ICS 101/101L

BS Degree

Requirements

  • BIOL 172, 265, 270, and 375 including all related laboratories
  • One course each from morphology/systematics and physiology
  • BIOC 441 or BIOL/ENBI 402 or BIOL/GENE 405
  • 15 credit hours in approved courses at the 300 level or above in one of the following tracks or concentrations:
  • cell/molecular biology
  • ecology, evolution and conservation biology
  • general biology
  • marine/aquatic biology
  • organismic biology
  • 1 or 2 credits of directed research in approved disciplines
  • One or more laboratory courses at the 300 level or above
  • The above courses to include one or more courses at the 300 level or above each from botany, microbiology, and zoology

Related Requirements

  • CHEM 161, 162, 272 plus laboratories and 273
  • PHYS 151 and 152 or 170 and 272 plus laboratories
  • MATH 215 and 216 or 241 and 242
  • ECON 321 or MATH 231
  • ICS 101/101L

Minor

Requirements (C grade minimum)

Students must complete BIOL 172, 265, 270, and 375 plus related laboratories; and a minimum of 3 credits from the following:

  • BIOL 308, 399, 406/406L, 407/407L, 418, 441, 490, 496, and 499
  • Approved upper level botany, microbiology, and zoology courses

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